Nicole A. Davidson
Attorney Nicole A. Davidson dedicates her law practice to estate planning for individuals, families and businesses; trust administration; and uncontested probates. Since 2003, she has worked closely with her clients and their professional advisors to ensure that the estate plan is consistent with the client vision, minimizes taxes and costs, and protects inheritances for their intended beneficiaries. During trust and estate administration, this same team approach eases the burdens placed on the fiduciary.
Ms. Davidson is also an expert author who researches, writes and edits estate planning reference materials for Lexis® Practice Advisor, an easy-to-use, intuitive practical guidance product that brings together key information and tools, built for attorneys who handle transactional matters.
Previously, Ms. Davidson gained valuable litigation experience at a couple of Lafayette-based environmental boutique law firms.
Ms. Davidson graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2001. She was a member of the San Diego Law Review, which published her comment “Internet Gambling: Should Fantasy Sport Leagues Be Prohibited?” in 2002. A recipient of the Alec L. Cory Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, Ms. Davidson directed Pro Bono Legal Advocates, externed for Judge Thomas Whelan (U.S. District Ct. for the Southern District of California), interned with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, represented clients through the University’s Tax Clinic, assisted a professor with criminal defense research, mediated for the San Diego Mediation Center, and assistant-taught law courses. She received the American Jurisprudence award in Biotechnology Law.
Ms. Davidson received her undergraduate degree from Eckerd College, a small liberal arts school in Saint Petersburg, Florida, with high honors in Psychology. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and California.
Professional memberships include the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate & Trust Section; the California State Bar’s Trusts and Estates Section; and the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Solo & Small Practice Section. Ms. Davidson served as President of this last group from 2005-2007. From 2007-2008, she sat on the board of the Diablo Valley College Foundation, where she assisted with planned giving.
Ms. Davidson lives in Alamo with her husband and two boys.